Author’s Purpose Comprehension Skill First Grade Unit 2 Week 3 Created by Kristi Waltke Let’s Review The main idea of a story is what the story is mostly about. Cause and Effect The cause is the girl swings the club and hits the ball. The effect is the ball moves. A cause is something that makes something else happen. An effect is what happens. The reason an author writes a story is called Author’s Purpose. Authors may may write write to to be explain Authors funny something or give information. or to entertain readers. Why do you think that Melissa Blackwell Burke wrote Who Works Here? • To tell a make-believe story about people in a neighborhood • To help readers learn more about the people who work in a neighborhood Why do you think that Pat Cummings wrote The Farmer in the Hat? • To tell a funny story about class-mates that put on a play • To teach kids how to make a stage for a play Why do you think that Rosemary Wells wrote A Big Fish for Max? • To tell an entertaining story of the unexpected way Max got his fish • To teach kids how to fish like Max Thinking about an author’s purpose will help you become a super reader!